Archive for ‘June, 2010’


A young girl’s death puts uncomfortable spotlight on raves & drug culture

A young girl’s death puts uncomfortable spotlight on raves & drug culture

Sasha Rodriguez was 15-years-old when she walked into the L.A. Coliseum to attend the Electric Daisy Carnival rave over the weekend—the minimum age for entrance into the dance party was 16. Sasha died yesterday after being taken off of life support, most likely due to a drug overdose, which casts serious questions over throwing these […]

White Light White Night

White Light White Night

Walk with Sally is a South Bay nonprofit dedicated to providing healing and comfort for children suffering from cancer, or who have lost a parent or sibling to cancer. Their big annual fundraiser, White Light White Night, is coming up. Gather on the roof of South Bay BMW to enjoy food and drink from 14 […]

County bike plan hearing at community center July 12

County bike plan hearing at community center July 12

Via our compadre Bikinginla, news of an upcoming county bicycle plan workshop in Altadena (note: not listed in the graphic) Hello, This is just a reminder regarding the upcoming workshops for the County of Los Angeles Bicycle Master Plan.  We need your input on bicycle infrastructure and programs that increase bicycling in your community.  Please […]

What’s your pleasure?

What’s your pleasure?

We crave food and sex like other animals. Yet humans find pleasure in an assortment of unusual ways—why do we like scary movies so much? What’s the appeal of abstract art? And, how can we explain masochism? Paul Bloom explores the ins and outs of satisfaction—sensorial and otherwise—in his book How Pleasure Works, celebrating our […]

The conservatives’ case against Kagan

The conservatives’ case against Kagan

Some on the left aren’t ecstatic with the idea of Elena Kagan on the Supreme Court, and on the right, John Yoo, the Bush administrator who authored the so-called “torture memos,” has authored his own objections to her, in a New York Times op-ed that ran last month. Why doesn’t John Yoo heart Elena Kagan? […]

Setting an Example for Teens

Setting an Example for Teens

One of the many things I learned in my son’s freshman year of high school had nothing to do with reading, writing or college application résumé-building. I learned the art of the carpool line. Up until this past year, my sons had walked to school right down the street. As a result, I had never sat in an endless line of cars at pickup or drop-off. I had never witness the madness firsthand of late kids, stressed parents and bad driving behavior.

County leases superscoopers for fire season

County leases superscoopers for fire season

To prepare for the 2010 fire season, Supv. Michael D. Antonovich announced that the Los Angeles County Fire Department has renewed a contract to lease two CL-415 SuperScoopers fire-fighting aircraft from the Government of Quebec. “To ensure that we are prepared for fire season, these vital aircraft have been requested to supplement our Fire Department’s […]

Noir in Pastel

Noir in Pastel

No matter how much this alleyway wants to look tough, it just can’t overcome that pistachio ice cream wall… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Last Day, June 2010

Last Day, June 2010

June marks the tenth month of the Last Day project. The idea is to take a photo from the same vantage point on or about the end of each month, and view the changes over a year’s time. If you click the link, or on the “last day” label below, you’ll see Johnson Field is […]

The Armory’s Jay Belloli, on view now

The Armory’s Jay Belloli, on view now

Jay Belloli, the longtime gallery director at Pasadena’s Armory for the Arts — two decades there, and before that, at Baxter Art Gallery at Caltech — was feted by a crowd of some 800 people Saturday night at the Armory as he steps down from his post. Surrounded by art — much of it postcard […]

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